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MPs launch inquiry into household finances as debt grows

The Treasury Select Committee, led by Nicky Morgan, has launched an inquiry into household finances as debt grows to £200 billion The inquiry will look...
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Bank of England reveals decision on interest rates increase

The Bank of England has revealed its decision to raise interest rates by 0.25% for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis Economists and...
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Bitcoin gold launch halted by hack

The launch of Bitcoin Gold, a new rival to the dominant cryptocurrency, has been hit by hacks, causing a drop in the value of Bitcoin
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UK financial regulator fines US bank £35m for breaking reporting rules

The UK financial regulator has issued the Bank of America's Merrill Lynch a £35 million fine for violating transaction reporting rules
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Real wages fall despite rising employment

Data shows that when inflation is taken into account wages are declining despite the rising employment broadcasted by the government
blockchain

The rise and future of Blockchain

In this article, the founder and co-founder of the Blockchain Federation provide insight into the future for a blockchain based purpose-economy
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Rents rising for low-income tenants

Low-income tenants have seen a rise in the proportion of their wages being spent on rent over the last 20 years, as revealed by new data
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Bitcoin price rises over $5000 amid warnings of a cryptocurrency bubble

The price of bitcoin has risen above $5000 and is now more valuable than gold, generating warnings of a possible cryptocurrency bubble
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Changing regulatory rules in financial institutions

Jean Noël Georges at Frost & Sullivan explains how RegTech providers can aid financial service organisations in meeting changing regulatory rules
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Dubai launches world’s first state cryptocurrency

The local government of Dubai has launched emCash, the world's first state cryptocurrency, which will be available to all UAE citizens
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Bank of England says interest rates could rise as soon as November

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said that interest rates could rise as soon as November and admitted fears over household debt
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Cryptocurrency jobs double over the last six months

The number of cryptocurrency jobs has doubled over the last six months as companies seek out employees who understand digital money
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Public inquiry needed into debt crisis, insist senior MPs

Senior MPs have urged the government to open up a public inquiry into the £200 billion worth of debt burdening households across the country Two...
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Pound value against the dollar highest since Brexit vote

The pound has reached its highest value against the dollar since the Brexit vote sent its value plummeting, with speculation it could rise in coming months
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Cryptocurrency prices crash as China cracks down on Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency prices have dropped dramatically as rumours spread that China will become the first country to begin cracking down on Bitcoin 
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Credit card companies extend limits for those with debt

A charity has claimed that major credit card companies have been automatically extending credit card limits for those already burdened by debt
May pledges £2bn research and development investment

UK companies to be required by law to release pay ratios

Under a new law, UK companies will be required to release pay ratio difference between CEOs and the average employee in a bid to increase transparency

A new contactless payment solution for public transit

Contactless payment is benefiting Canadian transport systems, explains Louis-Martin Fournier, Product Manager at the Desjardins Group
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Imec start-up incubation for digital entrepreneurs

For those looking to kick-start their tech business, this imec start-up incubation programme offers support with coaching, facilities and funding Imec.istart is an imec business...

Is cryptocurrency the new digital phenomenon?

Open Access Government looks at new digital technologies such as blockchain and bitcoin and highlights cryptocurrency and where it may go in the future Cryptocurrency...

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